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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Legal Alert: FERC Clarifies QF Recertification Requirement
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by Daniel E. Frank and Caileen N. Gamache

By Daniel E. Frank and Caileen N. Gamache In an order issued on March 30, 2010, 1 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) clarified one ambiguity in its qualifying facility (QF) regulations, while leaving another in its wake. Resolved is the... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Today's Legal Regime for Biomass 'Qualifying Facilities' Under PURPA
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Daniel R. Simon Today's regulatory regime for a biomass qualifying facility (QF) is challenging. Long gone are the days when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission required a host utility to purchase a biomass QF's energy output and exempted... Read More

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: FERC Confirms It Lacks Jurisdiction over Unbundled Renewable Energy Certificate Sales
Posted on 8 May 2012 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On April 20, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued an order accepting proposed revisions to the WSPP Agreement addressing sales of renewable energy certificates ("RECs") made pursuant to that agreement. In... Read More

Sutherland Legal Alert: Wind Farm Generators Required to Comply with Transmission Reliability Requirements
Posted on 24 Jun 2011 by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

By Dan Frank, J.J. Kubicek and Alex Konieczny The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has found that two wind farm generators must comply with reliability requirements applicable to transmission owners and operators because of the tie-lines... Read More